Lush is a company that has been making fresh, homemade cosmetics since 1995. Products include, but are not limited to, soaps, face masks, shampoos, bath fizzes, and lotions. Lush stays away from processed, synthetic ingredients that can aggravate sensitive skin types. Instead they use the freshest ingredients to date, so they can have the best quality products around.
In class, we touched on topics such as sustainability and ethical values. Lush has a strong commitment to their “Green Policy” by considering where materials come from. Lush’s operation crew meets with producers and visits the locations to make sure environmental impact is minimal when harvesting ingredients. They will make the decision not to purchase materials if production causes harm to the environment. Lush sets the bar for ethical standards by examining conditions for the workers and keep up with wages to secure financial gain. This helps build a strong connection with the workers so they can get the best out of their products and make a positive impact on the community.
Lush is working hard on keeping their packaging more environmentally friendly by making it less wasteful. Some of their products such as bath bombs and soap bars do not require packaging at all. By doing this they help prevent plastic and waste from entering landfills. All other products that use containers are made from 100% recycled materials. The eco-friendly company plans to keep working hard on furthering design by making it biodegradable in the future. Lush makes sustainability their top priority when producing products for their customers.
Not only does Lush promotes environmental and humanitarian causes but passionately fights for animals. They do not purchase from any manufacturer who test products on animals. Instead, Lush tests safety of their products on human volunteers. They one day hope to influence other companies in the cosmetic industry to put an end to animal testing. Lush runs a number of campaigns with their most well known being equal marriage, elimination of plastic bags, and the ban of seal hunting. Lush is constantly dipping their toes in world issues to help make a positive impact in the world. The world needs more companies like Lush to shed light on environmental and humanitarian issues.
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Do you know of any ethical companies like Lush? How do they make a positive impact to the world?